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Profile of the success of several vannamei shrimp farming entrepreneurs in Indonesia

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Industry Vannamei shrimp cultivation is a promising business with the potential for large profits, but is also accompanied by high risks. Despite facing various challenges, many people maintain their enthusiasm and determination to get involved in this cultivation business.

They take inspiration from a wise Arabic saying, "Man Jadda Wajada" which means "who works hard will be rewarded." With perseverance and undying enthusiasm, many individuals have succeeded in cultivating vannamei shrimp in Indonesia.

The success story of these shrimp farmers is a real example of how hard work and perseverance can overcome the obstacles and risks that exist in this business field. Although their journey was not always smooth, their passion and persistence produced extraordinary results, proving that with strong determination, every obstacle can be overcome. This is a reflection of the enthusiasm of shrimp cultivation entrepreneurs who have inspired many people to explore the business potential in the field of vannamei shrimp cultivation in Indonesia.

The following are several profiles of successful shrimp farmers from Indonesia:

  1. Muhammad Iksan

Muhammad Iksan is a former thug from Senen Market who now lives his life as a shrimp farming entrepreneur who has managed to earn billions of rupiah. This shrimp cultivation entrepreneur from Muara Gembong, Karawang Regency, West Java has an area of ​​700 hectares to produce vannamei shrimp, seaweed and milkfish.

Iksan revealed that the vannamei shrimp cultivation area of ​​10 hectares is capable of producing approximately 150 tons of shrimp per harvest. He explained that the results obtained from cultivating shrimp, seaweed and milkfish could reach an income range of between IDR 40 billion to IDR 50 billion every year. This reflects the great potential of the vannamei shrimp rearing business in Indonesia, where farmers like Iksan can achieve impressive results from their cultivation ponds.

Iksan's success in managing his shrimp pond and achieving substantial income is an example of how investment and hard work in the vannamei shrimp rearing industry can produce profitable results. By understanding good cultivation techniques and managing ponds well, farmers like Iksan are able to optimize their production potential and gain significant profits. This also reflects how the vannamei shrimp cultivation industry has an important role in the Indonesian economy, providing opportunities for individuals to achieve success in this industry.

2. Eko Susanto

Eko Susanto is a 37 year old man who has worked as a bus driver for many years. His job as a bus driver on the Semarang-Yogyakarta route is quite profitable. In his prime, the bus he drove was always full of passengers. However, as the number of people who own private vehicles increases, the number of passengers is slowly decreasing.

In 2014, Eko finally bought vannamei shrimp at Kuwaru Beach. With courage and limited funds, Eko bought 10 kilograms of white vannamei shrimp, which he then wrapped and sold around his area. He has been running the shrimp business for about two years. Thanks to the proceeds from selling shrimp to various villages, Eko has now become a successful shrimp entrepreneur in Yogyakarta. He started as a distributor, but eventually he had his own vannamei shrimp pond.

Eko had to go through a difficult struggle and a long journey to achieve success as a shrimp entrepreneur in Yogyakarta. He admitted that he was in debt to build his shrimp pond. The persistence of this Yogyakarta shrimp entrepreneur in maintaining his pond has produced quite good and successful results. Eko said that the best result he ever achieved was by sowing 100,000 shrimp seeds in his pond, which resulted in a harvest of two tonnes of 20 size shrimp (50 grams per head). Of course, the seeds planted by Eko are not always profitable.

This Yogyakarta shrimp entrepreneur has experienced harvest failure twice while cultivating vannamei shrimp. The failure was caused by disease. The shrimp rearing business is indeed promising, but as in cultivating other aquatic animals, success depends on many factors, such as weather and disease. Perseverance is the key to reducing the potential for crop failure. Every day Eko checks the pond, water conditions and the health of his shrimp. Currently, a consumer network has been formed for this shrimp entrepreneur from Yogyakarta. During the harvest season, traders come from Indramayu, Semarang and Sidoarjo to buy the shrimp they cultivate.

3. Dicky Wicaksono Boedihardjo

Dicky Wicaksono Boedihardjo, born in Madura, East Java, on September 6 1982, has managed a shrimp cultivation business for more than seven years in the Cikelet area, Garut, West Java. From the start, Dicky always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur and has run several businesses in various fields, including the restaurant business, security services, imports and car sales. Experience in the business world has guided Dicky to be successful in the vannamei shrimp cultivation business.

Dicky revealed that he began to get involved in the business world around 2006. Due to unfavorable economic conditions in 2010, he started looking for other businesses, and the closest thing was shrimp cultivation because his brother had been involved in the world of shrimp before. His brother started a shrimp cultivation business around 2010 at the Karawang Public Service Center (BLU), West Java. Dicky admits that shrimp farming is not a new business in his family.

Furthermore, Dicky revealed that when he was involved in managing the pond at BLU Karawang, he also learned about cultivation while investing. Namely in a pool in the Lombok region, West Nusa Tenggara, which is owned by an experienced businessman there, Prajadi Agus Winaktu. Agus is an entrepreneur who has been in the shrimp business for several decades and has helped overcome Dicky's shrimp allergy when he ate shrimp.

Dicky revealed that one time, he was invited by Agus to dinner at a seafood restaurant in the Lombok region, who forced him to eat shrimp. According to Dicky's story, the shrimp were supplied from Agus' pond in fresh condition and had just been harvested. Even though Dicky admitted that he was allergic to seafood, he was somewhat forced to eat shrimp that night, and it turned out that by the next day, he was no longer allergic. For Dicky, this is one of his blessings when working in shrimp farming.

After gaining sufficient knowledge from Agus, he decided to be more serious in developing the shrimp cultivation business. He began surveying ponds in Bali, Sukabumi, Cianjur and Lombok. Finally, he chose Garut as a potential location for his shrimp pond. According to Dicky, he initially invested in a land area of ​​around 15 hectares. Of this area, 6 hectares are used for cultivation, the rest is a holding area, and there is also infrastructure, roads, employee dormitories and harvest houses.

Dicky took this into consideration when choosing the south coast of Garut for his shrimp pond business. He noted that Garut is accessible by car from Jakarta, and there are no problems transporting shrimp produce due to good road access. As a pond owner, Dicky feels that even though he doesn't need to go directly to the field, he must understand the technical knowledge of shrimp cultivation well.

According to Dicky, all entrepreneurs or pond owners must understand risk management in shrimp cultivation. The basis of risk management is the technical science of cultivation. As long as Dicky has been involved in the shrimp business, the principles he has adhered to are patience, hard work and focus. For him, shrimp cultivation must be done with patience because production cannot exceed the capacity of the pond.


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